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Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater
(4.7/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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  • Wonderful huge beach overlooking the lake. Very clean. Nice sand bars not to far off shore, great for playing games with kids. 
  • We walked on the pier and along the boardwalk on the beach. So cute and has a pet-friendly area for dogs to swim in Lake Michigan. 
  • Wonderful day use beach with benches and bathroom facilities and a walk way to the peir out onto Lake Michigan. The campgrounds are all rocks and blacktop kinda frumpy :( 
  • Always a good time. We have camped here for several years. The park is always clean with great shower houses. The only reason I didnt give 5 stars is because of the tight spaces. When it comes to camping they pack them in. Getting around the park with a camper and getting into your spot takes a pretty experienced driver with some good nerves. The kids always enjoy our time here. The town of Pentwater is just about the perfect little vacation town. Quite a few great vacations and Im sure more to come.
  • You will find a great beachfront on Lake Michigan at Charles Mears State park. Just outside the small Village of Pentwater, Michigan, the park offers a small dog park (closest to the pier), a Pier to walk on (that has mermaid rocks) and a beautiful sandy beach to enjoy. The swim area is large enough to accommodate summer beach goers and lies between the pier on one side and dunes on the other. There is a small recently updated playground for children, swings and picnic tables as well. The beach shop has great inexpensive ice cream and sundries as well.
  • The best on the beach camping in Michigan. Hard to get into, but when its this good, you expect it. Facilities are nice and clean at both the beach and the campground. The hosts are always very nice. Pentwater is a beautiful town with lots of fun shopping and other events always happening.
  • So pretty!!! The beach was Packed but we easily found a nice spot to park our gear where the kids could play in the sand. I did wish that there were somewhere in the changing area to wash off the sand before putting on dry clothes (not outside) so that I had less sand in my bra and underwear when I got undressed later
  • Very beautiful state park! The view is great from the beach, the playground area always seems to have children on it. This park also has a dedicated dog area which is a huge plus.